19 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Thanksgiving
Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This unbelievably simple side dish counters the slight bitterness of brussels sprouts with a sweet maple-syrup pan sauce. Chopped chestnuts add a nice crunch to the tender brussels spouts. It's a no-fuss, 30-minute recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving, but can easily be added to any weeknight meal.
Escarole-and-Brussels Sprout Salad
Instead of roasting brussels sprouts, shredding them raw and tossing them with escarole makes for an excellent salad. The tangy buttermilk dressing is light and flavorful.
Shredded Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Why are these ridiculously easy brussels sprouts so good? First they’re coarsely shredded, which gives them an appealing texture. Then the sprouts are roasted in a hot oven until they’re lightly charred, which enhances their nutty sweetness. They’re finished with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, which melts into the leaves.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
The only thing better than a full plate of caramelized brussels sprouts is a plate of brussels sprouts with pancetta.
Brussels Sprouts with Onion and Bacon
This recipe comes together in 40 minutes and serves 12, making it an ideal side dish to prepare when you’re entertaining.
Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Thyme
Chef Nuno Mendes separates brussels sprout leaves by hand before sautéing them, an extremely time-consuming task. Thinly slicing the sprouts vertically—by hand or with a food processor fitted with a slicing blade—gets similar results in a fraction of the time.
Brussels Sprout, Pancetta and Parmesan Flatbreads
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Walnuts and Anchovies
The key to Michael Symon’s deeply savory side dish is a dressing that includes anchovies, capers, mustard and a little honey.
Spicy-and-Garlicky Brussels Sprouts
The staff at Myers + Chang restaurant call these sprouts “green candy” because they get so sweet as they brown in the skillet.
Corn Bread Dressing with Brussels Sprouts
This corn bread dressing includes plenty of brussels sprouts, so it's like two classic Thanksgiving side dishes in one.
Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw with Bacon
Granny Smith apples, bacon, and brussels sprouts make a tasty combination.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Brown Butter
“This is where I like to use Thanksgiving cranberries,” says chef Dean Fearing, who mixes them into the maple-butter sauce topping his brussels sprouts. He roasts the sprouts to bring out their nutty sweetness. “This dish turns a non-brussels sprouts lover over to the other side,” he says.
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon
You can use vacuum-packed chestnuts for this recipe, or roast fresh ones yourself.
Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Cumin
Chef Ana Sortun tosses her super fast skillet-cooked brussels sprouts with sausage and a citrusy honey glaze.
Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Mint
The sweet-and-salty vinaigrette on these sprouts, bolstered by fresh herbs and chiles, is a staple at David Chang’s Manhattan restaurant Momofuku Ssäm Bar The key to the dish is to almost burn the brussels sprouts; the charred flavor is irresistible.
Smoky Brussels Sprouts
Marc Meyer is a fan of much-maligned brussels sprouts. He sautés them with smoky bacon, then adds sour cream for richness.
Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Herbs
When roasting winter vegetables, like brussels sprouts, Melissa Rubel Jacobson says be sure to chop them about the same size, so they cook at the same rate. And toss them at least once while they're in the oven, so they brown evenly.
Parsnip Mash with Fried Brussels Sprout Leaves
Mashed parsnips might be even better than mashed potatoes. They have the same creamy, luscious texture, with the addition of a distinctly nutty, slightly sweet flavor. Once topped with crispy brussels sprout leaves, this dish becomes 100 percent irresistible.
Brussels Sprouts and Arugula Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Instead of roasting brussels sprouts, toss them with arugula, parsley, and a light buttermilk dressing. If you’ve got a few extra minutes, quick-pickled shallots add color, texture, and tang.